About us L'Arche in the UK L'Arche in the UK There are twelve L’Arche communities in the UK. The first community opened in 1974 in Kent and our newest community opened in Manchester in 2013. In each community, we offer high quality, person-centred support for adults with learning disabilities. Reflecting the diversity, uniqueness and differing needs of each person, some individuals are supported in their own homes for a few hours per week, while others are supported twenty-four hours a day in our assisted living services. L’Arche communities are vibrant places of welcome, belonging and celebration. As an organisation we are committed to providing people with learning disabilities the opportunities and support they need to lead fulfilling and empowered lives.